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Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of 'The Wheel of Time' (Wheel of Time, 10) Paperback – April 28, 2020
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Praise for Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time®
“His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre.” ―George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones
“Anyone who’s writing epic or secondary world fantasy knows Robert Jordan isn’t just a part of the landscape, he’s a monolith within the landscape.” ―Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle series
“The Eye of the World was a turning point in my life. I read, I enjoyed. (Then continued on to write my larger fantasy novels.)” ―Robin Hobb, author of the award-winning Realm of the Elderlings series
“Robert Jordan's work has been a formative influence and an inspiration for a generation of fantasy writers.” ―Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows
“Jordan’s writing is so amazing! The characterization, the attention to detail!” ―Clint McElroy, co-creator of the #1 podcast The Adventure Zone
“[Robert Jordan's] impact on the place of fantasy in the culture is colossal... He brought innumerable readers to fantasy. He became the New York Times bestseller list face of fantasy.” ―Guy Gavriel Kay, author of A Brightness Long Ago
“Robert Jordan was a giant of fiction whose words helped a whole generation of fantasy writers, including myself, find our true voices. I thanked him then, but I didn’t thank him enough.” ―Peter V. Brett, internationally bestselling author of The Demon Cycle series
“I don’t know anybody who’s been as formative in crafting me as a writer as [Robert Jordan], and for that I will be forever grateful.” ―Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby and War Girls
“I’ve mostly never been involved in any particular fandom, the one exception of course was The Wheel of Time.” ―Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series
“I owe Robert Jordan so much. Without him, modern fantasy would be bereft of the expansive, deep worlds and the giant casts which I love so dearly. It's not often I can look at another author and say: that person paved my way. But such is exactly the case with Jordan.” ―Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings
“You can't talk about epic fantasy without acknowledging the titanic influence Robert Jordan has had on the genre.” ―Jason Denzel, author of Mystic and founder of Dragonmount.com
“Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal.” ―The New York Times
“The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English.” ―Chicago Sun-Times
“Hard to put down for even a moment. A fittingly epic conclusion to a fantasy series that many consider one of the best of all time.” ―San Francisco Book Review
“The most ambitious American fantasy saga [may] also be the finest. Rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended.” ―Booklist
“Recalls the work of Tolkien.” ―Publishers Weekly
“This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended.” ―Library Journal
“Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal.” ―The New York Times
“Jordan is able to take ... familiar elements and make them his own, in a powerful novel of wide and complex scope. Open religious and political conflicts add a gritty realism, while the cities and courts provide plenty of drama and splendor. Women have a stronger role than in Tolkien.... Each character in this large cast remains distinct.... Their adventures are varied, and exciting.... The Eye of the World stands alone as a fantasy epic.” ―Locus
“Robert Jordan has created a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama.” ―Morgan Llewelyn
“Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World proves that there's still plenty of life in the ancient tradition of epic fantasy. Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil-- but what strikes me as most pleasurable about The Eye of the World is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world.” ―Orson Scott Card
“Jordan's world is rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended.” ―ALA Booklist
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- Publisher : Tor Fantasy; Reprint edition (April 28, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 720 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250252539
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250252531
- Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.4 x 1.69 x 4.17 inches
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30 Chapters + Prologue + Epilogue
22 Uniquie PoVs
45 Individual PoVs
And the plot arcs only moved forward 2 inches...2 measly inches.
Even Snails be like…dude catch up.
Part of the issue is that the first 55-60% of this book is just about what everyone else was doing while Rand and Nynaeve were trying to cleanse Saidin.
Faile is still kidnapped by the Shido and Perrin is pretty much at the end of his tether trying to get her back.
Everyone still thinks that Perrin has a thing with that bitch Beralain (view spoiler)
Elayne is still trying to solidify her claim on The Lion Throne. I’m not sure if it is because she is pregnant but I was totally bored through her chapters.
Egwene is still camped outside Tar’Valon waiting to do something. She is still having headaches and she has no idea where they are coming from. *Yawn* Aes Sedae politics are boring now.
Siaun and Gareth Bloody Bryne are still pretending they don’t have huge chemistry…It’s minor but I ship them so hurry that arc up.
Rand is still missing all of the Maidens. No seriously what happened to them? He went into hiding but that is kind of done now so why hasn’t he reconnected with any of them.
Mat Cauthon still has those bloody dice rolling in his head Actually this was the one arc that was at all interesting to me. He kidnapped the Daughter of the Nine Moons *snickers*. I’m pretty sure that she is playing him more than he is playing her and IT IS FANTASTIC!
Loial is finally back. I’ve missed that Ogier so much. But he only gets a few token mentions and parts in this book. Maybe in the next he will get a bigger role.
The Seanchan are still invading they also aren’t advertising that their precious Daughter of the Nine Moons is missing. But at least some of the Seanchan PoVs were really enlightening and gave some added depth to their culture.
There are SO MANY CHARACTERS. Look we are 10 books in and I can’t remember all the main players anymore. I had to look up on the Wheel of Time wiki who people were because I didn’t remember that so and so rescued Rand in book 5 or that this other Dude has like three different names but he is the same dude. And I’m going in order. I can’t even imagine how this worked for people who had years between books unless they reread them all going into the new ones.
I’m so done with Aes Sedea politics…because they are stupid. I want certain characters to meet so we can just resolve a few things. I want the kids that grew up in the two rivers together as best friends to freaking trust each other and not accidentally plot against that other *looks at Egwene*. I want characters that I haven’t scene for books and books to show up and do something or die. There are just too many loose threads everywhere. It is time to start resolving a few things.
In all of the last books there is a climax at the end. A build and then the last 10-15% is all action and chaos and stuff happening and so it leaves you feeling the book accomplished something. But the end of this book wasn’t like that at all and it really just fizzled. And some idiot from the Two Rivers ditched all their guards and didn’t tell anyone where they were going only to be captured by the enemy and that was the end. It just didn’t live up to the prior books at all.
My Ray of Hope
There is ONE more book to go before Sanderson takes over. So I’m holding out for that.
But you are going to go ahead and plod on in like I did. I don't blame Robert Jordan, he was sick by this time I think. The audible is really the way to go with this book. I go through both the electronic version and audio with Robert Jordan because it's really a rewarding experience. The words, the descriptions, the characters are ones you want to soak in every word and enjoy but here the story really plods along and drags and when you get to the end you feel like you didn't get a proper ending. So it's poor all around. But still, there's still the next book and hopefully we'll get some closure with the next.
I'm on Book 10 now, started the series at the end of August, I should be able to finish before Halloween, but dang is it hard to push through. Hopefully after this book the tone changes from constant gender struggles to something about the end of the world. Book 9 was probably the best so far, it had the least of the War of the sexes and the most actual story progression, even if it was completely rushed at the end. Rand spends the whole book chasing renegade Asha'man then BAM!!!! Last chapter he cleanses the taint. No build up, no prep for the ritual, just BAM! He's doing it. No work on showing how the Aes Sedai figured out how to link with men either, I think that bothered me the most. They just all knew how to do it without so much as a test. At least there was some Matt time.
High points so far, book 7 was decent as it finally shifted Nynaeve from being a total harpy to a human, if only by pushing her to a supporting character only (Jordan still hates women). The taint is cleansed, even though I know the first half of this book(Crossroads of Twilight) will be rehashing the last chapter of the Winter's Heart from EVERY character's point of view. Cadsuane is probably the least stereotypical woman in the series, but she's still written very one dimensional. Book 4, battle of the Two Rivers, was interesting and probably my favorite prior to this read through, but reading it a second time it wasn't as good as I remembered.
Low points, book 5, the entire thing, it's just terrible. Book 8 eludes to Egwene traveling to Tar Valon but then, a full book later, she still hasn't actually reached the tower. Did she get lost in travelling? There are several meetings in book 9 where she still hasn't even left Murandy. The end of book 8 was literally her opening portals to Tar Valon.
The prologues are becoming their own books. I'm listening to the audiobook for book 10 now. I'm an hour into it and still haven't finished the prologue.
Fain went from an interesting villain to a complete and total Saturday Morning Cartoon villain, almost like he was written as a plot point only from book 4 on. Does he ever get better?
Jordan hates women, have I mentioned that? Every female character is super flawed, none of them are heroic, none of them allowed to shine without a man present. Almost every one of them is a damsel. It is really off-putting. When they are first introduced you have hope, but by the time they become a main character, total damsel.
All of the men are sexist, ALL OF THEM, without exception. The closest to a decent person is Lan, but even he will fall into the misogyny if a light is shone on him too brightly. I had hopes for Perrin, since he was my favorite as I read through previously, but even he falls into the same traps. At least Matt is honest about his misogyny, he doesn't pretend it's some kind of "Knight in shining armor" trope. He's blatant about it.
I find myself skipping large sections of books because they are only written to reinforce that Jordan thinks women are the worst. I'm not sure how his wife got through it. He really hates women.
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Just 5 minutes ago, I made myself read a whole 4 pages of text dedicated exclusively to the seating order of the sitters of the hall.
Jordan seems to have switched his style. In earlier books he was progressing the plot at an acceptable rate. Things were happening fast, but and the level of detail was good; not too much, not too little. Things have changed. I shall explain:
Jordan has written entire pages going into extremely rich detail about minor characters nobody cares about nor is likely to remember 5 minutes later. It's just pointless. And the level of detail he goes into is SO high that you just get bored after you've read an entire 2 pages describing the interior of a single room or the appearance of a character that won't be mentioned ever again. I mean, why should I care what personality type some random Aes Sedai has when she plays no significant role aside from filling some pages for the sake of filling them?
I think this is possibly the most boring book in the entire series. It could be compressed into a few chapters and still deliver the same message! It's like Jordan felt he needed to rationalise every single thought and idea that went through a character's head.
It's just boring.
It can have two stars because I find the book is a good medicine for going to sleep. I normally have trouble getting to sleep, but this book is so boring that by reading it I can put myself out in less than 15 minutes.
What lets this book down is endless, pointless descriptions of what the characters are wearing, what the room looks like, and we even get somewhat detailed descriptions of the personalities of what are clearly minor characters. Egwene's chapters are incredibly dull and frankly boring.
I get what Robert Jordan was doing, and he does a brilliant job of describing the location and characters in each chapter so you can picture it all in your head. Furthermore, his habit of 'reintroducing' near on every relatively important character is actually quite helpful as 10 books, 100s of characters and 1000s of pages into the series, it is easy to get some mixed up or forget who they are.
But way too often it's just too much, and some basic descriptions would get the job done. I honestly would rather have some more action and intrigue than the endless descriptions.
Even the very last chapter is incredibly boring. Unlike the previous books, this one ends with a bit of a cliffhanger, but nothing exciting or explosive. The most interesting plot development is when Perrin comes across a haunted(?) village. It could have been the saving grace of this book, but instead it's left open and vague and I can only hope it gets more attention in the next book.
I feel like even 3/5 is generous but this series does have me engaged enough to finish off the last 4 books and learn where the story ends.
There is very little progress on any of the main (or minor) treads of the story and I find myself wondering what was the actual point of this book, and if I'd skipped straight from Winter's Heart (book 9) to Knife of Dreams (book 11) would I really have missed anything significant? I don't actually think I would have.
I would say that Robert Jordon is a very good writer and if this book had been written by a lesser man it probably would have struggled to the bang average 3 stars I rated it. One thing that does irk me a bit about Jordon's style is the chapter after chapter after chapter from the same character view point, especially when it is a not particularly exciting character (Egwene, Elaine, Nyneave, you know the ones!). I much prefer a new character view point with each new chapter, so I'm really hoping Brandon Sanderson changes this with The Gathering Storm (book 12) and the final 2 books in the series.
Love the entire WoT series though. I've invested a lot of time in the series I'm getting excited now I'm just about onto the last 4 books and a conclusion to this monster epic is in sight, but I'll also be a bit sad when it's done. I doubt the next series I move onto will be as grand or epic! I mean, WoT make Lord the Rings look small!
AND it is genuinely pretty remarkable how little happens in this book. None of the plots which were underway in the previous book move on particularly dramatically. There is probably most progress with Egwene, with quite a lot of coverage for Perrin and Matt, but generally, looking back, it's pretty amazing how little happened in such a long book. And Rand is barely in the book.
AND I actually really enjoyed it. Maybe not as much as some of the others - there were a couple of bits where I skim read, which is unusual for me - but it was Jordan's usual really readable style where I wanted to turn the pages, and it helped me switch off at the end of the day and move into another world.
The truth is, if you're not the patient type, I think you could skip this one - genuinely that little happens in it. If you do, all you will miss is a few hints about future plot twists, but there have been so many in Wheel of Time that by Book 9 we've probably all forgotten more than exist in Book 10, so it's ok. But for me it isn't nearly as bad as people say, and if you're loving Wheel of Time read it and enjoy more Jordan!